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CLAY COUNTY — Dedicated community servant Freddie Nichols, 86, passed away May 22. The pixie-haired petite woman left her impact on Clay County, Gladstone and the North Kansas City School Board with more than 50 years of service.
JEFFERSON CITY – During Wednesday’s, May 20, COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.
Missouri recorded 11,232 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The number of cases is up by 152 from 11,080 on Tuesday, resulting in a 1.4% increase.
JEFFERSON CITY – During Tuesday’s, May 19, COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Mike Parson emphasized the importance of COVID-19 testing to economic recovery in Missouri.
KEARNEY — Due to concerns over public gatherings and social distancing guidelines in place by Clay County in light of COVID-19, Kearney city leaders decided Monday, May 18, to cancel the Kearney Amphitheater’s 2020 summer entertainment schedule as well as the annual July 3 fireworks celebration.
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick wants Missourians to enter the MO Money Sweepstakes before June 4. The sweepstakes will give away $100,000 in MOST 529 contributions. The first drawing took place Friday, May 15, and the final drawing will be June 4.
Life might be slowly getting back to normal, but a number of things we anticipated won’t be happening now. The expired prescription-drug drop off: Once a year in my area, the drug store turns its parking lot over to an organization that collects and destroys old drugs.
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson announced on Wednesday, May 13, a series of testing priorities designed to detect and rapidly contain potential COVID-19 outbreaks as the state gradually reopens its economy.
The Missouri National Guard is collecting used N-95 masks at 13 collection points from around the state for delivery to a central decontamination site.
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, during Monday’s, April 27, COVID-19 briefing.
Editor’s Note: This is one story in a series that sheds light on the local economic impact of the novel coronavirus and related shutdowns on Northland industries.
Col. Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announced the patrol is extending the suspension of all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations until April 27.
Most major airlines have trimmed their flight schedules as the number of passengers have dropped significantly amid concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus.
KEARNEY — Like many other community events, in an effort to help prevent the spread of possible novel coronavirus infections, Kearney Business Group canceled the Home, Health and Business Expo, scheduled to take place Saturday, March 28, at Kearney High School.
LIBERTY — Stacey Yahne has been with Crowley Furniture for 24 years. She took a small hiatus when she had her two children, but for her career, Crowley has been home.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will hold Free Fishing Days on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7.
LIBERTY — The Liberty Limb Yard will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 pm., Thursday, May 28, noon to 7 p.m., Friday, May 29 and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30.
The Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public input on a proposed limited and highly regulated hunting season for black bears limited to Missouri residents. The MDC will take initial public comments through June 5.
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LIBERTY — William Jewell College announced the addition of women’s wrestling and the reinstatement of men’s wrestling starting in 2021-22.
The Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association released its 2020 academic all-state teams and 18 area baseball players made the list.
SMITHVILLE — The Smithville girls soccer team lost its only senior starter in January when returning all-state selection Mahlee Wohlford tore her ACL during her basketball season.
LIBERTY — Liberty point guard Olivia Nelson was selected as a finalist for the DiRenna Award given to the top high school boy and girl basketball players in the Kansas City Area.
SMITHVILLE — Smithville wrestler Devan Lewis announced his commitment to continue his career on the mat at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois.
LIBERTY — The Liberty North girls track and field team were confident heading into this season. The Eagles hoped to not only repeat as conference and district champions, but head coach David Chatlos felt like the team could break as many as nine school records this season.
SMITHVILLE — Warriors pitcher Jonah Palmer announced his commitment to play baseball at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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SMITHVILLE — Visitors to the Smithville Farmers and Makers Market in downtown Smithville's Courtyard Park, located off Main Street, will have the opportunity to learn about the contributions of the Community in Action Coalition to help keep the community a safe and healthy place, a press rel…
“This plant is heavy,” said young school-age neighbor Sylvia to her mom as they each carried a honeyberry plant they had purchased at our local nursery to their backyard garden.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in almost every aspect of our lives, including how we receive our food supply. Because of the large-scale closing of restaurants, farmers and ranchers have an overabundance of meats, dairy and vegetables, but few customers left to buy their goods …
DEAR DR. ROACH: I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea in the early 1990s and have been using a CPAP machine ever since. I’ve just recently begun seeing advertisements on television for a product that cleans the inside of your CPAP machine. It is common knowledge that we must clean the faci…
Have your food expenses gone up recently? Even if your local grocery isn’t spiking the prices, it’s now costing more to get what we need.
It’s not March anymore. The coronavirus has taken a heartbreaking toll on Americans, but the course of the virus is not the same as it was a few months ago. We are on the other side of the curve. There are encouraging signs all over the country, and no early indications of a reopening debacle.
Admit it: You don’t know whether to believe him or not. Is President Donald Trump lying about taking hydroxychloroquine? He usually does make things up, but one thing is absolutely true about the Trumpster: He always manages somehow to focus all of the attention on himself.
A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can’t make our own penicillin. The first patient successfully treated with the antibiotic was a woman suffering from sepsis in a Connecticut hospital in 1942. Her treatment took up half the …